You can always trust Liz Jones, the Daily Mail's resident image-obsessed columnist and token cat lady, to come up with a blinder every week or two, but it's usually along the lines of sperm stealing or facelift shockers. Today, she has surpassed herself by donning disco pants. Unless you've been living on Plantet Zog for the past year, you'll know that these are the high-shine, uber tight, £70 American Apparel leggings which every other girl under the age of 25 seems to own. I hasten to add I'm not one of them- I wouldn't put my thighs through the public humiliation. Now Liz is in on the trend, testing them out for her Fashion Therapy column. I'm pretty sure a number of readers will be needing therapy after seeing the picture. Not that Liz looks REALLY bad in them- she's pretty much the shape you really need to be to carry these off (skinny with a good bum and long-legged) but she certainly doesn't fit the demographic which has been owning the trend so far. Jessie J, Solange Knowles and Cher Lloyd are all fans and everyone we see wearing them fits that young girl with a bit of attitude vibe. If they'd been my wardrobe staple for months and I saw the article, I'd be mortified. I'm no ageist but I'm expressing the dilemma we all know when we see someone of a wildly different age to ourselves wearing something we love.
|Liz Jones in disco pants in today's Daily Mail|
|American Apparel's fresh faced, verging on a bit porny disco pant ads (image from http://martytoes.tumblr.com/) They're £70, from here|
|The disco pant's usual mode of styling (image from http://summertimesadnessxo.tumblr.com/)|
|The original disco pants which Liz age ladies will remember, Grease's Sandy (image from dailymail.co.uk)|
Do you own disco pants? Will you carry on wearing them? Are you going to let your Mum/ Auntie/ Grandma borrow them? Are you Liz's age and now thinking perhaps you could pull off disco pants?